LAKKI MARWAT - A girl of a nomad family was kidnapped on gunpoint after kidnappers also belonging to a nomad family shot and injured her mother near Dallokhel Phattak (old railway crossing in the outskirts of Lakki city), said police on Monday.

The injured Sehat Bibi hailing from Mandi Bahauddin district of Punjab told Lakki police in her preliminary report that seven accused persons entered the premises of their tented area situated near Dallokhel Phattak and opened firing on them.

“As a result I sustained bullet wounds while a dog was killed,” she told. She said that the attackers took away her daughter Naseem Bibi along with them on gunpoint.

Police registered a case against Khadim, Ahmad, Dad, Bhana, Shama, Zakir and Safdar residents of Mianwali on the complaint of Sehat Bibi and started efforts to arrest them and recover the kidnapped girl.

Man killed in cross firing

A man was killed and another was wounded in cross firing between two groups in Kiri Allahyar village of Darra Pezu town, said police on Monday.

They said that two rival groups of the village traded fire as a result Ghani Rehman from one group was killed while Raees Khan from the other side was seriously injured.

Police said that they registered separate cases against the accused persons of both groups in Shaheed Haibat Ali Khan police station and started investigations.

“The accused persons nominated in the FIRs included Dilawar Khan, Ghani Khan, Resham, Inayatullah and Behram”, they told, saying that one of the culprits Dilawar Khan was later arrested by police.

Locals approach jirga to support their candidate

The elders of Begukhel family have approached the head of Marwat Qaumi Jirga and Raees of Eesakkhel Haji Muhammad Aslam Khan to seek his support for strengthening the position of Gul Aslam Khan Begukhel on Pk-76 (Lakki-II).

The elders of both Eesakkhel and Begukhel families held a meeting on Monday to devise a strategy for coming elections, according to a reliable source.

The meeting was attended among others by Haji Muhammad Aslam Khan, PK-76 candidate Gul Aslam Khan, Khanzada Ahmad Jan Khan Begukhel, Hashim Khan and Niaz Muhammad Khan.

They discussed political scenario of the provincial assembly constituency with special focus on Gul Aslam Khan’s position after separation of Begukhel elders from JUI-F.

The elders also welcomed the support of Maidadkhel, Nawabkhel, Takhtikhel and other influential political families in favour of Gul Aslam Khan and said that by the force of unity Gul Aslam Khan could give a surprise in coming elections.

The Begukhel and Eesakkhel families have a strong and solid vote bank in the constituency which can cause upset for the aspirant of rival party, they maintained.

The elders agreed to continue holding such meetings to promote consensus and unity among voters affiliated with both political families and pave the way for the victory of Gul Aslam Khan.